National Thrombosis Week 2023 | We want everyone to Think Thrombosis

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This NTW why not download one of these great supporting images and add them as your #NTW23 social media profile picture.

It's free, takes moments and is a huge help in raising awareness of thrombosis!

10K thru May your Way

Join us and do '10K thru May your Way' at Thrombosis UK we want all our supporters to get as active as they can and join us for the 10K challenge. So whether its 10K a day or 10K across the whole of May share your achievement and make your pledge and get moving today.

To sign up and make a £10 pledge click here.

Once you are signed up don't forget to shout about it and # your social media posts with #10K4TUKinMay. We can't wait to see all your different ways to achieving this big or small.

Venous thromboembolism, often known as 'blood clots', refers to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Blood clots are common, the third most common cardiovascular disease affecting 2-3 per 1000 population per year.

Anyone can be at risk of VTE regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity, however clots are a major risk factor in:

  • Admission to hospital
  • Trauma and injury
  • Prolonger immobility
  • Pregnancy
  • Cancer and some cancer treatments
  • Use of the oral combined contraceptive pill
  • Use of oral hormone replacement tablets
  • Obesity
  • Increasing age

We know risk factors for blood clots; we can identify high risk groups, but we urgently need much more public awareness to support prevention and improve early detection.

Join in NTW’23 and help everyone to THINK THROMBOSIS

Are you a healthcare or allied health care professional?

Join our NTW'23 accredited virtual conference 2-5 May

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NTW'23 vc: Poster Submission

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Order your FREE thrombosis awareness pack

Register to receive a free poster pack by completing this form.

Requests for packs must be received by 31st March 2023

Have you had a blood clot or want to find out more?

Join our awareness campaign by sharing your blood clot story

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Join our popular 'Coffee & Chat' online meetings being held this May.
These will be supported by new Q&A interviews with leading VTE clinicians being shared everyday during NTW!

Wednesday 10th May 12:30-13:30 GMT

FAQ on thrombosis and anticoagulation (LUNCH TIME session)

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Please note, places are open to anyone who has received a diagnosis of thrombosis

Wednesday 17th May 19:00-20:00 GMT

FAQ on thrombosis and anticoagulation (EVENING session)

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Please note, places are open to anyone who has received a diagnosis of thrombosis